JOLIET – A Shorewood man has been charged by police for allegedly hitting a woman with a hammer and lighting her Joliet home on fire.
Timothy S. Gregory, 36, of the 900 block of South Raven Road, was charged by Joliet police with aggravated arson and aggravated battery.
Joliet Police Department Deputy Chief Al Roechner said that at about 2 p.m. Saturday, a man stopped to help a woman who lives in the 1000 block of Infantry Drive in Joliet. The woman had blood all over herself and her home was on fire, Roechner said.
When police and firefighters arrived, they spoke to her and she said Gregory – who was standing in the driveway with blood on his hands – had hit her with a hammer and started the fire, Roechner said. Gregory is the brother of the woman's significant other, according to Roechner.
The woman is recovering at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Roechner said police don’t know yet why Gregory allegedly attacked her and set fire to the home.